KPH gets extension through Andrews Memorial Hospital agreement
The Government has announced that, the Andrews Memorial Hospital, on Hope Road in Kingston, will now be used as an extension of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) as part of the Health Ministry's effort to tighten the public health system to deal with the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon Christopher Tufton, during a digital press conference from the Ministry’s head office on Wednesday (April 1), disclosed that an agreement was reached after the Ministry met with the owners of the hospital.
According to the Health Minster, the agreement is that Andrews Memorial will act as an extension of KPH, as the public hospital is needed to deal with COVID-19 cases.
“We need all hands on deck. We need to engage them all. I'm happy to announce that coming out of those discussions, Andrews Memorial Hospital will be used, based on an agreement, as an extension of the Kingston Public Hospital,” Dr. Tufton said.
“So as needed, patients who are admitted at KPH, based on the appropriate arrangements, would be housed at Andrews Hospital,” he added.
As a result of the agreement, KPH will be better enabled to treat more COVID-19 cases.
Minister Tufton also expressed thanks to the owner of the Andrews Memorial Hospital, the Seventh-day Adventist Church, for its cooperation.
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